Jon Gosselin of Jon & Kate Plus 8 fame just spoke out to deny claims made by his 16 year-old son Collin, who has alleged that his father physically abused him.
“Jon has never abused Collin,” a rep for Jon told E! News. “No charges have been filed against him and there’s no ongoing CYS investigation. Collin has endured severe trauma. Jon is a loving father who has worked hard to ensure that his son gets the support and help he needs.”
This comes after People magazine reported that the County of Berks, Pennsylvania Child & Youth Services (CYS) had launched an investigation into an incident between Jon and Collin, who had accused his father of abuse
“My dad is a liar,” Collin wrote in the post. “Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started bleeding. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.”
A CYS report states that the claim against the attacker is “causing bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.”
Kate Gosselin, who has been divorced from Jon for over a decade, publicly responded to the allegation with a blistering statement.
“You do not punch and kick your children. You do not kick a child. I don’t want to hear any excuses from anyone, not from his father, not from local law enforcement, not from court personnel whose job is supposedly to ensure the best interests of my children,” she said. “There is a child abuse law, PA 23, section 8i states that doing any of the following, regardless of whether it causes injury, is child abuse, and first on that list is kicking. Period.”
Kate added that she “doesn’t “want [her] children around” her ex-husband.
“Enough is enough,” she added, going on to say that she doesn’t want the allegation to be “buried, swept under the rug or minimized.”
“As a mother, I am not going to sit quietly and idly by while my child, any of my children, is assaulted by anyone, let alone their own father,” Kate continued. “I am spotlighting this, and I will keep shouting about it, in the hopes that the authorities and the courts will finally do the right thing. Do not return my child to an abuser’s home. Jon needs to be charged with a crime. If this were your child, would you feel okay with having it swept under the rug?”
A source spoke out to reveal more details behind the incident.
“Collin got furious and was screaming and swearing. When they got home, he was still screaming and cursing and he went into the garage and got … a big heavy bottle of liquid — and hurled it at Jon’s car, denting it,” said the insider. “Jon got out of the car enraged, put him in a headlock, punched him square in the nose, and when Collin fell to the ground, then he kicked him in the ribs.”
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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